ECONOMY

In Brief

MONDAY Economy and Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis holds a luncheon at 2 p.m. to brief foreign journalists at the Foreign Press Association. «Global Economic Recovery after the Storm» is the subject of an Economist conference at the Royal Olympic Hotel beginning at 9.30 a.m. Speakers include Dr William Freund, chief economist emeritus of the New York Stock Exchange, Graeme Maxton, the Economist’s correspondent for Asian markets, and Willem H. Buiter, professor of European political economy at the London School of Economics. The Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE) is holding an awards ceremony for successful Greek bankers. Bank of Greece Governor Giorgos Provopoulos will be the keynote speaker. President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias honors ActionAid for its work to fight poverty and to mark its 10th year in Greece, as well as the 60th anniversary of the International Declaration of Human Rights. At the Presidential Palace, 12.30 p.m. (Rescheduled from last week.) TUESDAY The first of a two-day seminar on «Photojournalism and Magazines Today» is being sponsored by Apeiron Photos. Visiting speakers include Reuters vice-president responsible for pictures Ayperi Karabuda Ecer, Stern magazine’s photo editor Volker Lensch and Neil Burgess, director of NB Pictures. For further information, call 210.600.7925 or e-mail [email protected] WEDNESDAY «The Real Star of Bethlehem» is the title of a lecture by astrophysicist Antonios A. Antoniou of Athens University at 6.45 p.m. at the Herakleidon Museum (16 Irakleidon, Thiseion). To attend, call 210.346.1981 or write to [email protected] Health and Social Solidarity Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos is to present a national action plan for public health at an event titled «Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Health,» at 12.30 p.m. in the ministry’s amphitheater (39 Kifissias, Maroussi). Awards will be given to volunteers and volunteer groups. THURSDAY The second in a series of seminars for import-export firms is being held by Global Greece, International Business Projects at the Stratos Vassilikos Hotel (114 Michalakopoulou, Thessaloniki). For information, call 2310.474.191. The Netherlands Institute in Athens is holding a lecture by Dr Christiane Tytgat titled «Titani, Corinthia: The Survey 2004-2006» at the institute (11 Makri, Makriyianni), followed by a reception. SATURDAY The second in a series of seminars for import-export firms is being held by Global Greece, International Business Projects, at the Hotel Royal, located at the 17th kilometer of the Thessaloniki-Peraia highway in the Thessaloniki prefecture. For further information, call 2310.474.191.